St. Catherine Labouré School Principal Letter​

Welcome to St. Catherine Labouré School! We have been offering a high quality Catholic education to the Glenview area for more than 50 years.

My name is John Blumenshine, and I am the new Principal at St. Catherine Laboure School in Glenview. I am writing to introduce myself and share my excitement about leading the St. Catherine Laboure community.

I have been a teacher for over 20 years, and a teacher at SCL for the last 6. I believe that all students deserve a high-quality education that prepares them for success in secondary education and beyond. I am committed to working with the faculty, staff, parents, and students at St. Catherine Laboure to create a school that is both academically rigorous and supportive.

I am looking forward to getting to know the St. Catherine Laboure community and working together to make it an even better place for all students.

If you are a current SCL family, I remind you that my door is always open. If you are considering joining our SCL family, please feel free to stop by anytime or call (847) 724-2240. We would be happy to show you all that makes our school a wonderful place to be.

John Blumenshine — Principal

Our Mission Statement

St. Catherine Labouré School teaches the values of Jesus and the Catholic Church in an atmosphere of love in a family-like atmosphere.

Teachers impart fundamental academic skills, the joy of learning, a positive sense of self-awareness, and a community spirit, while recognizing each student’s individuality and importance.

St. Catherine Labouré School is proud of its past. With the support of parents and the parish community, and with guidance from the Holy Spirit, we anticipate the future with faith and determination.

Our Philosophy

St. Catherine Labouré School is a Catholic Community dedicated to learning, prayer, liturgy and service. We are committed to the development of each student as a person with unique abilities and needs.

Recognizing the parent as the primary teacher, St. Catherine Labouré School fosters a strong home-school partnership in order to provide quality education for each student.

Our Catholic School environment promotes intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social growth while nurturing the self-esteem and self-confidence so vital to learning. Each student is encouraged to realize his or her full potential through inquiry, creativity, and action.

Through integration of academic competency and spiritual values, the student is challenged to be a concerned and active individual in church and society, present and future.